South Africa

One week into lockdown, how is S Africa faring in COVID-19 fight?

South Africa's coronavirus figures are still relatively low but officials and experts warn against complacency.

One week into lockdown, how is S Africa faring in COVID-19 fight?

South Africa

Acclaimed South African scientist Gita Ramjee dies of coronavirus

Ramjee was internationally recognised for her work in the field of microbicide research.

Acclaimed South African scientist Gita Ramjee dies of coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

'Unprecedented': South Africa goes into coronavirus lockdown

Fifty-seven million South Africans told to to stay home during unprecedented three-week total lockdown.

'Unprecedented': South Africa goes into coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus pandemic

South Africans brace for 21-day lockdown as virus cases rise

As confirmed cases top 550, President Cyril Ramaphosa announces sweeping measures in a bid to stem outbreak.

South Africans brace for 21-day lockdown as virus cases rise

AJ IMPACT

In Pictures: How COVID-19 outbreak affected S African fishermen

Largely reliant on demand from China, a small fishing village in South Africa has to cope with the closure of markets.

In Pictures: How COVID-19 outbreak affected S African fishermen

Africa

South Africa's healthcare system threatened by coronavirus crisis

The country's healthcare system is already struggling, and people there worry the COVID-19 pandemic could overwhelm it entirely.

Africa

Zimbabwe unfazed by South Africa plan to erect border fence

As Zimbabwe reports first coronavirus case, fears are rising over the country's capacity to cope with a major outbreak.

Zimbabwe unfazed by South Africa plan to erect border fence

South Africa

South Africa to build 40km fence along Zimbabwe border

Authorities say fence will stem irregular migration as well as spread of coronavirus in the country.

South Africa to build 40km fence along Zimbabwe border

Health

Tension, fear as South Africa steps up coronavirus fight

As government rolls out drastic measures, South Africans begin to come to terms with life amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Tension, fear as South Africa steps up coronavirus fight

Africa

South Africa's repatriated citizens test negative for COVID-19

The group will be quarantined for 21 days, officials say, as a safety measure, at a hotel in the Limpopo province.

The Listening Post

Controlling the coronavirus narrative: China's propaganda push

As COVID-19 goes global, China's plan to turn the tide of negative press. Plus, apartheid South Africa's B-scheme movie.

South Africa

Soweto spectacle: Fans and football heroes in South Africa

Fifty years of intense sporting rivalry and fan devotion have followed local teams Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

Soweto spectacle: Fans and football heroes in South Africa

South Africa

South African court clears Ramaphosa of corruption charges

It is not the first time the public protector has lost a court ruling.

South Africa

25 killed in South African bus accident

The bus was carrying more than 80 elderly people when it crashed in Eastern Cape province on the coast.

25 killed in South African bus accident

South Africa

Shrouded in silence: The death of a schoolboy in South Africa

Loss of 13-year-old Enock Mpianzi casts light on flaws in the education system, decades after schools were desegregated.

Shrouded in silence: The death of a schoolboy in South Africa